Operation Descansos: 98 more names, 98 more mug shots

Posted: January 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Operation Descansos (There is a "CLICK HERE" link in the second paragraph of the body of the blog post for cleaner, readable .pdf version of the page that published in Sunday's New Mexican)

The Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday published 98 more mug shots  of people a multi-agency law-enforcement and courts task force say are wanted in connection with drunken-driving offenses in Santa Fe County.

The newspaper is publishing the list and mug shots once every three months. A full .pdf version of the page that published Sunday can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

From Sunday’s article by Anne Constable:

They are among the more than 1,000 offenders who either bonded out of jail and didn’t show up to face the charges against them, or who failed to comply with the terms of their sentences for driving drunk.

The courts and law-enforcement agencies believe all the people listed today have valid warrants out for their arrests and live in Santa Fe County.

Of the 78 names and photos The New Mexican published on Sept. 26 (the list published is only a partial listing provided by the multi-agency task force), at least 27 have either been arrested, surrendered or are deceased (one).

From Sunday’s article:

The publicity spurred numerous people to turn themselves in “to prevent further embarrassment,” said Lt. Eric Garcia, spokesman for New Mexico State Police.

He believes that family members were prompted to send text messages and e-mails or make phone calls saying, “Fix it. Fix it now” after seeing photos of their relatives.

The project is funded by a $58,000 federal grant to cover planning and overtime costs for police involved.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of fugitives is encouraged to contact Santa Fe Crime Stoppers at 505-955-5050. Callers will remain anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in these cases.

  1. Henretta Salazar says:

    Good article on drunk driver suspects. Now, we need one for “wanted suspects of property crimes.” Then, one for “wanted suspects for gang-banging crimes.” And the list can go on, but I think the New Mexican is on the right track posting the photos of these wanted people in the local community.

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